The town is the largest development on the Mar Menor, originally a typical Spanish town, a week long outdoor fiesta with fireworks, music and shows takes place each October in celebration of Los Alcazares’ municipal independence which was granted in 1983. The town has a permanent population of 5,500 which increases dramatically during the summer. It has a large marina and boasts a mile long promenade next to the beautiful beaches of Mar Menor. Los Alcazares has many shops, restaurants and bars as well as a new shopping mall and a cinema.
Los Alcázares offers seven kilometres of coast line with the town centre practically situated on the shores of the Mar Menor. The coastline is divided into the following beaches from north to south, and some of these with the blue flag awarded by E.U: Las Salinas beach Los Narejos beach Las Palmeras beach Espejo beach Manzanares beach Carrion beach La Concha beach. All these beaches are connected by means of a magnificent promenaded. These are fully equipped with showers, fountains, ways and paths for the handicapped, and also cater for games and sports.
Cartegena is 15km to the southwest and Murcia is a half hour drive away. Torrepacheco Golf Club is 10km away and there are four other golf courses within easy reach.